Honor Code

About the Honor Code

Viterbo University School of Nursing has an Honor Code, which asks students to commit to academic honesty and the five core values of the School of Nursing, even in the face of adversity. All nursing students are asked to sign an original copy of the Honor Code, which is displayed in the School of Nursing. The Honor Code is placed in every nursing syllabus, discussed with students, and signed at the beginning of each course. Students have opportunities to ask questions and clarify what are acceptable versus unacceptable practices regarding academic integrity.

Viterbo University School of Nursing Honor Code

I am committed to academic honesty and the five core values of the School of Nursing at Viterbo University, even in the face of adversity.

Core Values
  • Caring
    We recognize and honor the dignity of students and faculty.
    We strive to interact with all persons in respectful and compassionate ways.
  • Integrity
    We accept personal accountability for all we say and do.
    We strive to base our actions on ethical principles and values that flow from the Franciscan tradition.*
  • Commitment
    We are committed to pursuing excellence in education and learning.
    We are committed to advocate for the health of all persons and for advancing the profession of nursing.
    We are committed to professional development through scholarly activities.
  • Collegiality
    We recognize and celebrate diversity and contribute our individual talents to our common work as scholars and professionals.
  • Wisdom
    We recognize that reflection and discernment are integral to learning and professional growth and are vital for advancing nursing practice.

To attain these ideals, I embrace this honor system as my way of life.

*Ethical principles include autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, justice, and veracity; values include reflection, service, hospitality, and stewardship.